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Well its a new year and my upgrade itch is burning intensely lol. Cash is tight so I won't be building a new rig this year but you guys know how it is I must change something!!!!

I was thinking about a new board / cpu but decided it would be idiotic not to wait for bulldozers to hit the market and mature a bit. So why not just get some new gaming horsepower.

Just wondering what you guys think would be the best upgrade from my 5770CF setup and how much would I be able to get for the pair of them? I put heatsinks on the exposed vram of the main card if that affects it at all. The CF one has barely been used as I probably only spent 20-40 hours gaming due to a rough year.

Anyway I'm thinking about going with a single 6950 or 6970 but I'm willing to try out Nvidia if I can get a better bang for my buck. All depends on whether or not I can get some cash for the 5770s (assuming I'll sell them on OCN)
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Personally, I think your system is perfectly fine. How's your speaker system for your PC? Maybe get some surround sound going on. I guess a new motherboard wouldn't be a bad move, since that mobo looks a little outdated, and your cpu isn't bad at all, not worth spending $150+ on just that. How about putting a down-payment on a better car? lol *looks at sig title*.
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lovin the speaker suggestion
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If your satisfied with 1 card I would go with a 6950. If you know eventually you want SLI or CFX, then I would go with a 560 or 570 and get another one later.

I personally just switched from CFX to SLI and couldn't be happier, CFX was a real pain and I am sure you know this as your current system is CFX.
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